McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania

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McConnellsburg is a borough in Fulton County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,073 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Fulton County[1].

McConnellsburg’s historic district was recognized by the United States Department of the Interior in 1993 when it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The district consists of 144 structures that contribute to its historic character. Of notable meaning are the numerous taverns, inns, automotive garages and other travel-related structures still in existence today, which includes the Fulton House, the Fulton County Courthouse, and the log cabin of Daniel McConnell, who laid out the borough on April 20, 1786. It was further incorporated on March 26, 1814.

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Economy

Currently McConnellsburg's largest economic driver is Oshkosh Corporation owned- JLG Industries, a major manufacturer of construction and maintenance access-related lifting equipment.

Geography

McConnellsburg is located at 39°55′58″N 77°59′46″W / 39.93278°N 77.99611°W / 39.93278; -77.99611 (39.932673, -77.995986)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land. Elevation is 892 feet.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,073 people, 506 households, and 271 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,998.2 people per square mile (1,150.8/km²). There were 551 housing units at an average density of 1,539.6/sq mi (591.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.02% White, 0.84% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, and 1.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

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